Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Nutrition and dietetics is the art of applying the science of human nutrition to help people understand the food and health relationships in their life. Dietitians have the opportunity to work with people of all ages within many settings, public and private. As a result of seeing a dietitian, many people gain the knowledge they need to make good food and health choices in order to live a more successful life. This degree develops problem-solving and communication skills with studies in food, nutrition and dietetics, basic and applied sciences and social sciences and professional practice. Most of the final year is off campus with a focus on professional practice placements in a range of settings and teaching is also delivered by distance and online. The degree program is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia and also has international recognition for graduates wanting to work overseas.

Course Fee:


International: $127,860

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: Year 12 Chemistry; criminal record checks, screening and immunisations

Structure:

320 units of compulsory courses, full time over 4 years, consisting of 290 units of core courses, 10 units of directed courses and 2 electives or 2 graded honours courses each 10 units. Professional practice is undertaken in a variety of hospitals, community health and food service settings across NSW and interstate. Placements are organised by the Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics but associated expenses are at the responsibility of the student. This degree requires students to participate in professional practice placements in NSW health facilities, there is a requirement to meet NSW Ministry of Health placement verification requirements.

Subjects you can Study:

Nutrition and dietetics

Study Pathways:

Students achieving a sufficiently high grade point average by the end of the third year of the program will be invited to undertake the graded honours stream in the fourth year of the program.

Further information:

There is a strong focus on practical experience, to ensure that students are well equipped with the skills needed to begin their career. Students are expected to comply with these requirements prior to undertaking clinical placements. The award of this degree depends on the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and practical components.

Recognition:

Students who complete this degree are eligible to apply for the Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) credential with the Dietitians Association of Australia.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Related Careers:

Dietitian,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan No info No Full time 4 years

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